Speckled brown egg question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by prpldragnfly, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. prpldragnfly

    prpldragnfly New Egg

    Nov 13, 2012
    Hello, I'm new to the board so sorry if this is a repeat of a past question but I didn't find anything in my searches.
    We have 4 hens and we know that 2 of them are laying since we are getting 1 brown and 1 white egg with them skipping about every third day. They have only been laying for a couple of weeks. Today, I expected a "skip" day but when I checked the box, there was 1 brown speckled egg. The other brown eggs have been very solid brown with no speckles and uniform in size and shape. This one today is speckled with red and a different shape than the other brown eggs. I know the eggs won't change color, but can they become speckled and change shape or do I have a third hen laying eggs finally?
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    It could be either. Eggs can and do change in shade or speckles. Or you have a new layer. Only way to tell for sure is see who comes out of the box after the egg is laid or see it being laid.

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